Rare, the Steak House

4.7
1357 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Rated Best Steak House in New Jersey 4 years in a row! Treat yourself to a Rare experience, Established in 2007 at Rare, it's all about the steak. Select cuts of prime wet aged beef, cooked to your specifications presented with your choice of exceptional side dishes. For those who hunger for something other than steak, Rare's affiliation with Il Tulipano has some classic Italian dish's that have been added to the menu or choose from Colorado lamb, veal, poultry &; fresh seafood entrees that are expertly prepared & plated. Wine aficionados take note…Rare's cellar is home to just the right Glass or bottle of wine with which to accompany your meal. Rare boasts a generously sized bar, featuring a happy hour with tapas menu, 1/2 priced drinks, Monday thru Friday 4 to 7 pm, the perfect spot to unwind, socialize & network after a hard days work & commute. For exceptional dining so close to home, simply reserve your table, sit back & enjoy the Rare experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1357 people are saying
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vipKevinC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jorge was our waiter and did a great job with our table. He surprised us with an anniversary Ice Cream treat. This was our second time there and enjoyed our meal very much. Thanks again everyone.

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vipHobokenmofo
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant that treats customers like family. The food, from steaks, seafood, and Italian favorites are amazing every time. The staff and service is always on point. Everyone works great together as a team. One of the best restaurants around!

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vipAlison
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and meal!! Fantastic on every level, the greeting, our waiter, the presentation and the food !!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will definitely make this a regular spot. Staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Food was phenomenal. Wine list not over the top expensive. Probably the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had. Well done and see you again soon.

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JDavis
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had a steak that was cooked to perfection and salad and sides were delicious. I highly recommend Rare as a special place to visit. Be prepared to pay a premium for this amazing restaurant.

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CherylO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a fine experience when dining at Rare.

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DawnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints the food the service helping date night to be awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff was very professional and attentive. Food came out great and met expectations. Prices were fair.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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DCAC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service. i will return with friends.

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ChrisV
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful night with great food!!! Thank you for making our anniversary a special night.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific!!! We got the crab cake for an appetizer, the rib chop for two for dinner, and the homemade banana pudding for dessert..the crab cake was phenomenal and littered with chunks of actual crab. The meat for dinner was soft and cooked to perfection. For dessert the banana pudding was filled with banana, nila wafers, and flavor.

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vipRonnie
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine anytime during the week. Great quality meat and fish and well prepared.

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Fallon
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I thought the food quality was not as good as in the past. My dish was overcooked. The waiter missed the entree for one person and he ended up getting his dish later. The service was off somewhat..not what I expected. The waiter was pleasant in any event. Thank you,

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PeteH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is always very good.

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Marty
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is the place to go for good steaks! Cooked to perfection! On a Saturday night it's very noisy and crowded. Good food and good wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very attentive. The food was delicious and the entire table left very full and happy!

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RobbinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a great to eat. The staff are excellent. Always enjoyable.

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vipRonnie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a perfect go to for steak. Warm and friend Matre d. He always finds a place for you.

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MichaelR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great hidden gem! Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent and we could not have asked for a better dinner. Highly recommend!!

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JoeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food ,Great Service, Worth The price !!! Highly recommended

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vipCJTraveler
Las Vegas
85 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This is the first time we’ve eaten at Rare. One of the things that drew us there was it’s “Best Steakhouse in NJ” accolade. From the outside, it’s nicely appointed and in a good location with valet parking. Once inside, the bar area is quite nice but the dining area is a bit like a refurbished pizzeria with uncomfortable, lightweight wood chairs. The atmosphere ok but very loud.

Our waiter showed us the different steaks being offered and we all chose the rib eye. The rib eye steak displayed and the ribeye steak presented for consumption were 2 very different steaks. The steaks displayed were truly steakhouse quality but the steaks we were given were much lesser quality, much thinner and over cooked. I had asked for medium rare and got well as did most of the table. I wished I had taken pictures of the display cart versus what I received.

With this said, they were quick to take my steak and provide me a new one that was cooked more to my liking but still, the steak was less than an inch thick and still not medium rare (more medium).

Apart from the steaks, the service was good, the drinks were fantastic, the appetizers were solid, and the sides were good. As a restaurant, Rare is good but as a steakhouse, not so much. The cost does not match the quality.

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Kathy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I was surprised that the servers were not wearing masks and the tables were close to each other. The restaurant was packed. I was personally conflicted with the servers leaning in to hear us because the noise level. The food was very good. I was surprised that when I looked at the menu online on open table it said 10 oz filet mignon was $38 but on the menu at the restaurant it was $50. That was substantial. Maybe it was because it was Saturday night or maybe the prices went up. The meat was amazing, my friend had swordfish and said it was also delicious. It was my husbands second time there and second time had a great meal.

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vipCAFOOD
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really good meal here. Steaks were all done perfectly and had a great taste. A little costly with all the add ons but still a pretty good value. I had a 16oz prime sirloin that was very tasty and done right. Crawfish mac and cheese appetizer was really good. Party of 6 and everyone was happy with their food. Service was attentive and friendly. Will recommend and return. Only issue is the parking lot is valet only. Some street parking available.

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vipMichael
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They always get it right!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is excellent. Oysters were over the top and steaks are great... service is friendly and excellent. Always a great meal

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MarioD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful steakhouse with great food low noise and a wonderful overall environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!

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Janine
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was fantastic. Not my first time there, but definitely a treat. The vodka sauce is very yummy. Chocolate chip cookie skillet delicious also!

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craigp
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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KristyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was delicious! Steaks cooked perfect. Haven’t been in awhile and it did not disappoint!

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Andy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was polite…

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went here for our anniversary and was seated immediately. Our table however was very close to another table where I literally bumped elbows with the person next/behind us. I asked to be moved and we were accommodated.
Food was very good. Steak was cooked perfectly. The server de-boned our fish table side which was great.

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vipRonnie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal

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vipFrania1
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was delicious and service attentive and impeccable.,

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Sandra
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was very good as well. I feel like the prices have gone up dramatically but at least you know you are getting a great meal.

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BarbaraL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is top quality, the service is the best, and the ambiance is understated elegance.

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ShawnA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place to dine! I took my team here and they all loved the experience.

FAQs

Rare, the Steak House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 256-6699.

Rare, the Steak House is rated 4.7 stars by 1357 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.